ALGAE CONTROL: There’s a pretty good chance your pond will experience an algae bloom. Whether it’s string algae or single-cell algae, it grows extremely fast and can quickly “choke-out” your entire pond. Heavy algae is not only unsightly, but it can stress your koi and can potentially affect their breathing. It’s important to keep your pond balanced with help from chemical treatments to avoid algae blooms.
String algae thrives in waterfalls, streams, and shallow areas of your pond. With water temperatures above 70ºF and lots of direct sunlight, algae will blossom in these areas. Water ttemperature changes play a huge role in algae growth.
New ponds often experience single-cell algae blooms. Without an ultraviolet filter or chemical treatments, it may take months for the pond to rebalance itself.
STRING ALGAE: Long, thin, sticky, stringy, green, hair-like algae. Requires a chemical treatment followed by a pond vacuuming for best results.
SINGLE CELL ALGAE: Green water or “Pea Soup” colored water. Murky green pond water with virtually zero visibility. Beneficial bacteria works great for single cell algae.
If your pond is new or old, large or small, North County Ponds is trained in a variety of pond care services including regular pond maintenance, on-call pond services, pond clean-outs, complete filter system installs, pond treatments, system cleanings, pond sealing, koi medicating, koi and fish care, algae control, aquatic plant care, and all other aspects of pond and lake management. Please call North County Ponds at 760-710-1632 for questions, pricing info, or to schedule a free pond consultation.
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